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From: RL
Date: 17 Oct 2006
Subject: Palo Alto, CA: Member Technical Staff - Content Analysis / Data - 976456 at HP Labs

Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (HPL) is an international research organization with its headquarters and largest facility located in Palo Alto, California. HP is one of the largest consumer technology companies in the world, selling tens of millions of PCs and printers every year, and generating tens of billions of consumer revenue. As HP's central research organization, HP Labs' purpose is to deliver breakthrough technologies and technology advancements that provide a competitive advantage for HP, by investing in fundamental science and technology in areas of interest to HP. The Information Services and Process Innovation Lab creates tools, capabilities, and technologies to enable the extraction of value from information and data. We provide a world-class industrial research lab setting, and importantly, access to real business problems and unique datasets generated by one of the largest consumer technology companies in the world.

Job description
We are currently seeking highly qualified researchers to help shape the work in Information Services at HP Labs, particularly in content analysis, text mining, machine learning, recommendation systems, and data mining. Example areas include (but are not limited to) classification, similarity analysis, clustering, feature selection, search, text mining, personalization, user modeling, collaborative filtering, novel information processing and extraction methods and related areas.

Skills/Knowledge Qualifications


  • M.S., Ph.D. or equivalent experience in a relevant field (e.g. computer science, information technology, statistics, etc.)
  • Excellent research and programming skills
  • Strong interest in working on problems and building prototypes that can make a big impact in products
  • Willingness to tailor research to solving real user problems
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to generate, frame, and carry out leadership research (for example, through publication record at top conferences or journals, and through impact of work)
The position requires both innovation and discernment for what may truly constitute substantial value. Success in our environment requires self-motivation, strategic planning skills, and self-management to conduct a research program leading to new valuable opportunities in a corporate environment. A successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant field, excellent research and programming skills, a genuine interest in developing technologies to solve real user problems, the willingness to build research prototypes, an ability to work independently and in teams, excellent communications skills, a demonstrated ability to generate, frame, and carry out leadership research and a strong desire to see innovation applied in real-world settings leading to tangible benefit.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in novel information analysis, who have an interest in building and experimenting with research prototypes that have the potential to turn into industrial-scale systems and solutions, and who would like to see their work solve real-world problems.


Apply online here

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